This blog was submitted by Heidi Seohren after her son Christopher recently visited the Ranch…
My son Christopher grew up in Seattle. Coffee grew up in Seattle too – Starbuck’s, Tully’s, Seattle’s Best and all the other “special roasts”. Today, the coffeehouse is a refuge for him, as he travels across the states as a pilot.
But in the heat of this summer, Christopher headed to the Stehekin Valley Ranch. Lake Chelan is his “second home” and he had a date for Ranch lunch that was not to be missed.
The trip uplake in our boat, gorgeous clear waters, breathtaking peaks and that wonderful smell of the North Cascades forests – all the reasons any of us travel to Stehekin! He and his girlfriend popped their bikes on the bus, relaxed on the ride up the Valley watching the sparkling River run past.
So what did you do when you got there? I always ask. Was lunch great? The Ranch busy? Guests happy? Take some photos for me? I answer the phones for Ranch Reservations, so of course want a full report.
The answer? Great coffee! Chris says he just doesn’t know how they do it – the fire was going, Cookhouse food smelled great – but you know it’s all about the coffee. The best in the World – he claims!
Cowboy Coffee, the water, the beans, the open fire – and let’s throw in the Ranch too, you are there, and the brew is the best ever. . . . . . . . .
I’ll tell the guests.
Heidi j @ Reservations